Certified Medication Aide Certificate
This 80-hour course covers information related to many commonly prescribed medications. Students learn the classification, side effects and techniques of administration, including preparations and accurate distribution of medications. Safety of clients in long-term care will be discussed and demonstrated by students. Clinical practice sessions will be conducted in a long-term care facility.
A pre-requisite to admission is successful completion of a reading level exam/assessment. Copies of the following will be required on the first day of class: social security card, current Kansas CNA card, current CPR for Health Care Provider card and documentation of a current negative TB test. The Kansas CMA examination is administered to successful completers of this course.
The employment outlook for the future is excellent. Facilities employing the CMA include long-term care nursing centers as well as other types of group homes and agencies.
(Major Code 3560; State CIP Code 51.2603)
|AVHO 104||Certified Medication Aide (CMA)*||4|
|If CNA examination results are not satisfactory, the student must withdraw from the CMA course.|
|Documentation of current TB skin test - negative results within the last year.|
|Current CPR for Health Care Providers and Social Security card.|
Total Program Hours: 4